Calendar of Events

ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 April 2021!

The Tribunal is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021-2022 capacity-building and training programme on dispute settlement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is organized with the support of the Nippon Foundation. The programme is aimed at junior to mid-level government officials and researchers who are currently working on issues related to the law of the sea, maritime law or dispute settlement.

The 15th edition of the programme is scheduled to start on 19 July 2021 and end on 31 March 2022. The new application deadline is 30 April 2021.

ITLOS Press Release

On 25 March 2021, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea amended its Rules with a view to rendering them gender inclusive.

ITLOS Newsletter

The Tribunal's first newsletter for 2021 is now available.

Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean

Special Chamber finds that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate upon the dispute concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary and that Mauritius' claim in this regard is admissible.

By Order of 3 February 2021, the President of the Special Chamber fixed the following time-limits for the filing of the Memorial and Counter­-Memorial:

25 May 2021 for the Memorial of Mauritius; and

25 November 2021 for the Counter-Memorial of the Maldives.

Order in The M/T ”San Padre Pio” (No. 2) Case (Switzerland/Nigeria)

By Order of 5 January 2021, the President of the Tribunal, Judge Albert Hoffmann, has extended the time-limit for the submission of the Counter-Memorial of Nigeria to 6 April 2021.